Paterson, NJ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Paterson and New Jersey

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Paterson experienced 1171 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was robbery with 573 reported followed by agg. assault and rape. Statewide, there were 255.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in New Jersey, the most common property crime was larceny with 1,803 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Paterson:


Paterson Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (13th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (23rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (63rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (16th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (71st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (34th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (155th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (75th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 172nd
  • Violent Crimes: 105th (550th per 100k)
  • Murder: 60th (294th per 100k)
  • Rape: 151st (1,153rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 137th (1,180th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 62nd (98th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 232nd (2,910th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 120th (1,157th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 363rd (4,477th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 128th (405th per 100k)
  • Arson: 107th (759th per 100k)

In Passaic County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 147,754
  • Households: 43,037
  • Median Income: $32,915
  • Land Area: 8.413 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.294 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Paterson, NJ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 24 18
Rape 25 40
Agg. Assault 531 540
Robbery 612 573
Burglary 1157 1182
Vehicle Thefts 742 682
Arson 13 11

Violent Crimes in Paterson, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 18
Rape 40
Aggravated Assault 540
Robbery 573

Property Crimes in Paterson, NJ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1182
Larceny 1803
Motor Vehicle Theft 682
Arson 11

Agg. Assault in Paterson, NJ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 812
2007 744
2008 645
2009 644
2010 735
2011 683
2012 655
2013 663
2014 531
2015 540

Rape in Paterson, NJ

Year Rape
2006 37
2007 26
2008 23
2009 28
2010 44
2011 39
2012 22
2013 26
2014 25
2015 40

New Jersey Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23346 22879
Murder 349 363
Rape 2227 2392
Agg. Assault 11225 11414
Robbery 10498 9729
Property Crimes 154993 145701
Burglary 31710 27960
Larceny 111578 105963
Vehicle Thefts 11705 11778
Arson 0 0

Agg. Assault in the state of New Jersey

Year Agg. Assault
2006 15650
2007 14622
2008 14152
2009 14122
2010 13885
2011 13608
2012 12919
2013 12071
2014 11225
2015 11414

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